5 Ways to Find a Job in Toronto
Looking for a job in Toronto’s hyper-competitive market can be overwhelming. But this city offers plenty of opportunities if you know where to look. To help give you a leg up in your job search, Knightsbridge FX brings you five ways to find a job in Toronto:
- Service Canada Job Bank
The Service Canada Job Bank is an easy to navigate online job board. It’s updated daily and provides an advanced search function; search based on area, category, full/part-time, and employment length. You can also set up your own profile and receive email alerts when new job postings match your preference. With new listings added every day, you’re sure to find the right fit in no time!
- Classified Sites like Craigslist and Kijiji
Craigslist is a surprisingly great resource for job hunting. While there is the occasional spam post, you can find the industry you’re looking to step into by narrowing your search to specific categories. Craigslist also has something called “list view” which allows you to organize job postings, even by the closest major intersection.
Kijiji has more clutter than Craigslist, but it’s similar in that it offers a list of jobs in your industry. You can also set up email alerts for new job postings.
- Workopolis and Monster
Most large companies in Toronto post openings on Workopolis; if you’re looking for a corporate position, this is a great place to start. It has an advanced search function that allows you to browse posts based on your level of education and work experience. You can also post your resume and cover letter so employers can find you.
Like Workopolis, Monster makes it easy to search posts based on your preference. An initial search will display which posts contain salary information, accompanied by a clickable icon that will display the details without leaving the page.
- Social Media
Searching the Facebook marketplace can yield interesting job postings and can see the poster’s profile. Even doing a general search using job-related keywords can show if a position is trending among your friends.
Don’t forget about LinkedIn! Not only is it a great tool for connecting with potential employers, it also has jobs page that automatically displays postings that may interest you. LinkedIn also makes it easy to find professional connections and can see if they work at a business you’re applying to.
- Go Beyond Online Job Postings
There are countless jobs that go unadvertised. Make an effort to meet with people from the industry you hope to get in. Doing so will connect you with people in ways you cannot online. This may involve stepping outside of your comfort zone, but sometimes this is what it takes to find a job in Toronto.
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